The radical aesthetic activism of writers in the fi rst and second phases of my “poethical trajectory” laid the ground-work for the next generation of avant-garde poets. However, in the midst of reported transnational, domestic and intercultural crises, the problematic relationship between the text and its consumption, between the written word and its readers, its consumers, has been increasingly compounded by our total integration with the contemporary mobile technologies of a “traumatised semiotics”. Under these conditions, the words of our collective language are sedimented with ideological references, key terms of political debate are codifi ed, their possible meanings modulated according to a history of appropriation as legitimators of irresponsible (self-oriented) policy. Dominant or institutionally authorised discourses tend to be closed narratives, refi ned with the most careful of rhetorical manipulation so as to negate active reading. Indeed, as I argue in Chapter 7, such wireless discourses shape our human landscape by modulating our social cognition.